Tap into this post to read about some of our sightseeing, fun facts, travel tips and many pictures of our time in Mykonos. We encourage you to get out and see the world if you are able, and if not, we will bring it to you through our posts. We hope you enjoy!
Flag of GreeceThe flag of Greece is one of the most recognizable flags among all nations of the world. The white cross represents the Greek Orthodox religion of the nation, while the blue and white colours symbolize the surrounding seas and white waves. The nine stripes represent the nine letters in the Greek word for freedom.
A Day in Mykonos
Our Mediterranean cruise took us to another Greek island as a port of call–Mykonos, located in the southeastern Greek isles in the Aegean Sea (see map below for location). Again, there was no harbour large enough to accommodate the massive Royal Princess cruise ship so we were transferred via tender to the shore of Mykonos Town (also known as Chora). Chora is a small town with a pretty harbour and many shops, cafes, and restaurants. We strolled through the town’s narrow cobbled streets between the whitewashed houses built into the hillside. The vistas on the hillside above Chora are stunning with the iconic windmills against the Aegean Sea’s multiple shades of blue as a backdrop.
Facts & Figures
— Mykonos Town is known locally as Chora
— The iconic windmills of Mykonos were built by the Venetians in the 1500s and used to mill flour for the next 400 years
— Mykonos was first settled by the Ionians in the early part of the 11th century B.C., over 3000 years ago
— Mykonos is part of the island group known as the Cyclades, which also includes Santorini and more than 200 other small islands
— The island has been ruled by the Romans during the Roman Empire, later was part of the Byzantine Empire, and later still was ruled by the Venetians
— Mykonos Town (Chora) is a good place to have a wander through the narrow cobbled streets, relax by the harbour, or sunbathe at any of their famous beaches; Mykonos is also known as a party island with a hearty nightlife
— There are no hop-on hop-off buses available as Chora is a small walkable town
— Currency used in Mykonos is the Euro
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